I used to go to Balducci's on 6th avenue in the Village when I was a little girl - I was very sad the day it closed. The good news is that it's back downtown!
Balducci's has renovated an old Bank building on 14th street and 8th avenue which was constructed in 1896 as the New York Savings Bank -- it's beautiful inside. Balducci's reopened to the public on December 15, and sweetriot was standing by.
sweetriot was one of the very first companies to host a live demo event in the store -- the rioters happily passed out cacao to curious shoppers. sweetriot is honored to be one of the few specialty products selected for the store. If you're on the Upper West Side, you may also want to visit their beautiful store on 66th St just west of Broadway.